Romal Reins, Bosals, Reata's
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Lead Hackamore

Made in Rawhide or Latigo, or in a Rawhide and Latigo 
combination.

The headstall goes over the front to reduce bulk under the
bridle, and the throat-latch runs down under the jaw, to the
lead shank. I usually braid 8 or 12 thongs, over a 1/2 inch
twisted rawhide core, with a 32 strand nose button.


                            Few horses will pull back on this type of hackamore.

                                                  JUST ABOUT THE BEST HALTER YOU CAN
USE

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Riding Hackamore

 

 

Headstall is 8 strand Black leather, with a 12  strand
3/4 inch Rawhide Bosal and a 5/8 mohair Mecate.

 

A good Hackamore, for general riding.

Bosals

I use the finest of Rawhide and Latigo in making my Bosals and they are
all braided over a Twisted or Braided Rawhide core.  The nose button is
larger in the center and tapers toward the ends. A small knot just past
the nose button holds the headstall from sliding down the Bosal. The
heal knot is usually in a sequence of over 3 thongs and under 3 and
gives the Bosal balance.

The Bosal below has a 8 string braided rawhide core, the cover is 12
strand Kangaroo, the nose button and heel knot have a interweave of
black Kangaroo


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Braided Bridle

This headstall is fully adjustable, and can be used on
any size horse.
It is braided in black leather in six and
eight strand, over a nylon core and has a brown
inter-weave in the knots. The Romal is twelve strand
with eight weighted knots and has a two tone braid on 
the popper. The knots on the end of the braids are in
the design of a Star.



Close up of bridle showing detail.

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Braided Bridle and Romal Reins

 

 

 

Braided bridle in eight strand black
Leather. Headstall is fully adjustable.

Headstall Braided in Kangaroo leather
 

This braided headstall is fully adjustable, and  can be
used on any size horse.
Braided in eight thong black
Kangaroo leather, over a nylon core. 
I used six, eight
and ten-bight knots in the herringbone pattern with
a brown inter-weave along with
white horse hair tassels.


This headstall represents roughly 75 hours of braiding.

 

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Braided Rawhide
Bridle w/ Romal reins

Fully adjustable headstall, braided in 8 strand
rawhide. A black horsehair tassel, with white
horsehair in the center drops from the throat latch.

The 8 strand Romal reins have 6 long knots, the
Romal loops through the rein & is easy to remove.

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Braided Rawhide headstall
Braided Rawhide headstall featuring a interweave
of black rawhide in the knots

 

 


Close up of bridle showing detail.

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Braided Rawhide Breast Plate

Made to match the braided headstall above

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Braided Rawhide Bridle
with open reins

Braided rawhide bridlel featuring a interweave
of black rawhide in the knots. This headstall is

fully adjustable, and can be used on any size
horse.
It is braided in eight strand, over a nylon 
core

Close up of bridle showing detail.

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Braided Rawhide Bridle
with Romal Reins

 

 

Braided in  eight strand Rawhide , with a horse hair
tassel at the bottom of  the  throat latch  and Brass
rosettes on the brow-band.   Headstall  is  fully 
adjustable. The  Romal  is twelve strand and has a
rawhide braid on the popper.

 

 

A  bridle like this will make a nice addition to
any collection .

 

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Braided Headstall

 

 

Eight strand braiding in Light   brown,  with  Black knots,
make this bridle stand out. Headstall is fully adjustable and
easily removable from the bit.

 

 

 

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Curb strap

 

Fully adjustable curb strap, braided in eight thong
black Kangaroo leather, over a nylon core.
I used six
& eight-bight knots in the herringbone pattern with a
brown inter-weave along with
the horse hair tassel.

 

 

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Curb strap

This curb strap will control almost any horse
with a minimum amount of discomfort to the
horse, or effort on your part.

One of the best pieces of gear you can own.

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Rawhide Reins

Eight strand Rawhide rains 7 feet long by 3/8 inch
with a inter-weave of brown Kangaroo

Close up of rains showing detail.

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Rawhide Reins

Eight strand Rawhide rains 7 feet long by 3/8 inch
with a inter-weave of brown Kangaroo
with a popper on end

Rawhide Reins

Eight strand Rawhide rains 7 feet long by 3/8 inch
with a inter-weave of black rawhide
along with a horsehair tassel
at the bit loops.

 

 

Close up of rains showing the detail
of the knots. I used six & eight-bight knots
in the herringbone pattern with a black
 inter-weave along with
the horse hair tassels.

Powder Horn

 

Shoulder strap of eight strand Kangaroo
with a black interweave in the tassel knot.


 

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Quirt's

I braid my Quirt's over a core of buckshot, to give them weight
and balance, in either leather or rawhide. The two pictured
are of braided leather, both are done in  sixteen strand braiding.
Usually braided 16 inches long, with a 14 inch lash.


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Rawhide Reata

The Reata pictured is a 4 strand 75 footer. A Rawhide
Reata is often thrown over 40 ft. Unlike nylon ropes
that are often tied to the horn, Reata's are dallied &
allowed slip on the horn until the animal roped comes
to a stop.




 

 

 

Rawhide Reata


The first  40 ft of the Reata pictured is 8 strand  the last  45 ft is 4 strand making this Reata a  85 foot Half & Half.

A competent braider can braid about 2 feet  of 4 strand
Reata per hour,  half & half's take even longer to make.
When you consider the time involved  in the preparation
of the rawhide, cutting the strings  & the time needed to
do the braiding, you will have an idea of how evolved
the making of a Reata is.

Close up of braided honda

You will see the transition from 4 to 8 strand braiding
 in the photo below

I  braid 4 strand,  6 strand,  8 strand and  half & half Reata's,
in lengths of sixty or more ft.
The first half of a  half & half
is braided in  4 strand braid the rest is in 8 strand braiding.

A half & half  Reata is very rare and is very valued by collectors.

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Bull Whip


I braid my whips over a core of buckshot to give weight,
and balance. All my whips are made from one continuous
piece of leather,  starting at the tip and running up to the
handle. Starting with four tapered strands then splitting 
those four, one-third of the way up the whip, to make
eight strands that will then finish at the handle. I then braid 
in a bolster of a second color down from the handle to
ad a little stiffing. The  swivel is extended from the core
and braided over to form the finished handle. With the
proper maintenance these Whips will give a lifetime
of service.

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Bull Whip

This bull whip has a colored interweave in the handle &
knots along with horsehair tassel's







Let me make you a one of a kind bull whip with fancy
braiding in the handle       

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Plated Hobbles

Eight plait hobbles, with the  North Star Knot used on the
end of the leg straps.

Braided Honda

I start this honda in 8 strand braid then combine the
braiding at the base into 16 strand at the point that
goes around the Reata

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Loop style Hondas

In this style I braid  four strands over
a triple folded flat loop.

Romal reins

I made these reins using a  5/8th inch wide flat
strap, with black knots and a  inter-weave of
tan Kangaroo. The bit loops are held in place
with a braided knot.
 

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